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William Capello, Jr.

August 28, 1942 — June 12, 2015

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William L. Capello, Jr., 72, of Lower Swatara Township, Middletown, entered into eternal life at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday June 12, 2015.

Born August 28, 1942 in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late William L. Capello, Sr. and Grace Brown Capello. Surviving are his wife Kathy A. Krahling Capello; two daughters Natalie Grubb and husband Mark of Highspire and Sherry Ronan and husband Lynn of Carlisle; stepson Randall K. Dorman and wife Christine of Mechanicsburg, and 2 step daughters; Laurie Ernst and husband Jason of Enola and Amy Rivera and husband Victor of Carlisle; 10 wonderful grandchildren: Brandon Grubb, Kierstyn Rodriguez, RJ Dorman, Ricky Rodriguez, Nina Dorman, Michael Ronan, Matthew Ronan, Morgen Ronan, Miley Rivera and Kyle Dorman.

Bill was a graduate of Steelton-Highspire High School and Thompson Institute.

He was retired from the Navy Ship Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg  as a Computer Operations Supervisor after 35 Years in the Computer Department. He also retired from HealthAmerica in Harrisburg where he worked in the Mailroom for over 8 years. He had worked part-time as a stocker at Weis Markets in Harrisburg, and as a Security Guard for Hershey Entertainment.

He was a member of Carlisle Evangelical Free Church where he was also on the security team. He also was a member of the Lower Swatara Fire Police, Dauphin County Fire Police Association, and the National Rifle Association. He was a past member of the Citizens Fire Company, Steelton, and the  Steelton Moose. He was very involved in  Area M Special Olympics, where he was a softball coach and participated with his teams at the PA Special Olympic Games at State College.

His first love was spending time with his family. He was an avid Penn State Fan and hunter. He enjoyed his cabin in Tioga County and hunting and fishing in Tioga and Potter Counties.

Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2015 from the Wiedeman Funeral Home, Inc., 357 S. Second St., Steelton, with the Rev. Shad Baker, his pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg.  Viewing will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or Area M Special Olympics PO Box 382 Summerdale, PA 17093 or Lower Swatara Lions Club, 2 Theodore Avenue, Middletown, PA 17057.

Ronan Funeral Home, Carlisle, is handling arrangements.

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